1. - Lana Morris, Trouble in Store, 1953. A star (singer) at eleven, Pet fought the UK's Rank Organisation (and her father) to act her age (21) and refused being yet another comic's innocent girlfriend (in Norman Wisdom's debut). She was suspended until doing much the same with The Gay Dog. Then, Rank dropped her and she only had her father to fight.
2. - Suzanna Leigh, Paradise, Hawaiian Style, 1966. Wisely ran from such Elvis candy. As happened to many other girls, Suzanna's career went South after working with Presley.
3. - Patty Duke, The Valley of the Dolls, 1967. “Oh my God, it's a wig! HER HAIR'S AS PHONEY AS SHE IS!” Soap author Jacqueline Susann based Neely O'Hara on (not Judy as most critics thought) but Betty Hutton... and her famous run-in with Ethel Merman after she actually ordered a Betty show-stopperr cut from Panama Hattie just before it opened on Broadway.
4. - Nancy Sinatra, Speedway, 1968. Pet would have been a more believable IRS agent. Fortunately for her, Elvis decided to repay Old Blue Eyes for his Welcome Home TV show. Sure enough, Nancy's fame went South, too.
5. - Jacqueline Bisset, Airport, 1970. Dean Martin got a cut of the action (adding up to $7m) but not the air stewardess lover he pushed for.
6. - Carol Lynley, The Poseidon Adventure, 1972. A case of hey, Nonnie... No!